Staff: Working together to deliver our Graduate Attributes Programme

Please click on the links below which signpost to various supports and initiatives across the University.  Students can avail of these in order to develop their Graduate Attributes and Values.

Transition In to UCC

For students who are deciding on what course is right for them, or to help students in transitioning to university life, you can signpost them to the free, online programme, Nurturing Bright FuturesMy Year Planner will allow students to capture and make sense of the year gone by and plan ahead for the one to come, while the Keep Well website signposts many resources that help students to look after their health and wellbeing, both physical and mental.  Why not ask your students to watch the Developing A Growth Mindset video? The Virtual Reality Tours of Campus will help students to navigate their way around our beautiful campus, while the Success Zone is full of information and learning materials that students will need while settling into and journeying through their time in college. 

Transition Through UCC

Your UCC Graduate Attributes and Values Compass is a self-reflective tool that all students will have access to in order to reflect on UCC's attributes and values.  Success, it's in your nature will introduce students to the many different ways they can access, enjoy and engage with nature at UCC; while the Finding Your Tribe video is a short animated video encouraging students to get engaged with University life and find their tribe!  Silvercloud is a series of modules designed to help students improve and maintain their wellbeing by addressing underlying issues that can have a negative impact.  University Wide Modules are a fantastic way for students to broaden their learning for no extra fee.  The Skills Centre Digital Badges are another excellent way in which students can improve and increase their knowledge and skills.  

Transition Out of UCC

The EmployAgility Award is a professional skills development programme, which demonstrates that students have engaged in, and developed professional skills through extra-curricular activities and work experience.  CareerSet is an online tool which students can access to help improve or develop a CV.  Why not ask your students to watch a series of Transition Out Videos which have been designed to help students transition to the workplace.  The Big Interview tool provides a full training course and powerful A.I. practice tool for students to work towards creating the best possible interview answers as well as a good interview presence.  Encouraging students to become involved in Mentoring can also be hugely beneficial for them.  Allow students to IGNITE their interest and join an international award winning business incubation programme supporting recent graduate entrepreneurs turn good ideas into great businesses.

GAP Resource HUB

The GAP Resource HUB is an easy to use SharePoint site that provides UCC staff with a huge array of fantastic resources to use as they please.  These resources were produced by GAP and various other contributors throught the University.  It includes:

  •  Infographics, worksheets and posters
  • Graphics, logos, avatars etc.
  • UCC campus and building images
  • Videos
  • Information and guides on GAP projects and much more

Showcase your Graduate Attribute stories

 We are gathering together examples of Case Studies from colleagues (academic and professional services) who are working creatively with our Graduate Attributes and Values.

We have also launched our Student Experience Showcase on January 22nd 2020 - which highlights the excellent work that the Student Experience Office and member services undertook to align their work and their services to the graduate attributes.  You can view our News Article here.

Please find our case study template here at  Graduate Attributes Programme Case Studies of Best Practice in UCC and email it to the GAP team at if you wish to share your Case Study - we welcome all programmes across the four colleges.

Graduate Attributes Programme

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